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Château de Ricaud 2019, Cadillac Côtes-de-Bordeaux

ABV: 14.5%
Region: Bordeaux
Country: France
Producer: Dourthe Vineyards

The consistently high standards of recent vintages have made this a rising star in Côtes de Bordeaux, offering well-structured, complex wines, combining intense fruit with lovely soft character.

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Description

Château Ricaud’s revival can be mainly attributed to Cadillac in Côtes de Bordeaux. Here, the wines reveal the finest expression of Merlot cultivated on clay-limestone soils and Cabernet Sauvignon on gravel.

The consistently high standards of recent vintages have made this a rising star in Côtes de Bordeaux, offering well-structured, complex wines, combining intense fruit with lovely soft character.

Grape

73% Merlot – 21% Cabernet Sauvignon – 6% Petit Verdot

Vineyard & Vinification Note

HVE3 and Terra Vitis certified (High environmental value certificates)

Vineyard surface : 66 Ha (10 Ha of which are white)

Soils : Clay silts, calcareous clay and gravel outcrops.

Vine density : 6 500 plant/Ha

Pruning : Guyot mixte

Vine management : plot by plot

Sustainable viticulture

Higher trellising to increase the canopy.

Soils work adapted to the characteristics of each plot.

Multiple tasks in the vineyard: de-budding, removing the secondary shoots, removing the secondary shoots, 2 leaf-thinnings depending on the plot; crop-thinnings if necessary

Manual leaf-thinings; Crop-thinning to eliminate uneven bunches

Harvest: By grape variety and type of soils, when the grapes are perfectly ripe.

Vinification:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.

Ageing: 12 months in new oak barrels, on fine lees.

The Vintage: “2019 got off to a mild start resulting in early bud break. The growing season was set back by changeable weather in spring, marked by two episodes of frost on 14th April and 6th May, with thankfully no major damage to our vineyards.  Summer was hot and dry and by the end of June had set in for the duration, lasting right through until the harvest. These favourable conditions, together with painstaking work in the vineyard, good water reserves and fluctuating day/night temperatures from late August, promoted balance and concentration in the grapes. Welcome rainfall in mid-September added the finishing touch to ripening in the perfectly healthy red grapes.

We harvested non-stop from 26th September through to 9th October. The wines reveal good structure, fruit, and impressive soft, silky tannic structure.”

Tasting Note

Concentrated in appearance with dark ruby glints. The intense bouquet exudes dark fruit notes of cassis and blackberries, enhanced by an appealing peppery note. The wine is initially full and generous and develops attractive, concentrated, silky tannins. Fresh and lingering on the finish, interweaving fruit-laden notes and gentle spices.

Food Pairing

Red and white meat (entrecôte bordelaise, minute steak, beef tartare, neck of lamb, leg of mutton, duck magret), vegetables and side dishes (gratin dauphinois), cheese (Mimolette, Cheddar, Gruyère, Parmesan).

Additional information

Weight 750 oz
Region

Bordeaux

Producer

Dourthe Vineyards

Colour

Red

Country

France

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Style

Eco Friendly, Still wines

Vintage

2019

Volume

750ml

Sub Region

Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

ABV%

14.5%

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